SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018

AVERNO

Bolivia, Uruguay, 2018, 87 min.
Production: Alma Films
Languages: Spanish
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Marcos Loayza
Director: Marcos Loayza
DoP: Nelson Wainstein
Composer: Sergio Medina
Editor: Fabio Pallero
Producers: Santiago Loayza Grisi, Alejandro Loayza Grisi, Marcos Loayza
Cast: Paolo Vargas, Leonel Fransezze, Fred Nuñez, Patricia García, Adolfo Paco, Sindney Sanchez

Young bootblack Tupah embarks on a frantic quest to find his uncle lost in the Averno, a place where the Andean inhabitants believe that the dead coexist with the living and where everything finds its opposite face. In a dangerous journey through the underworld, as myth and reality get endlessly intertwined, Tupah has to defeat the worst of his enemies and the greatest of his fears.

Marcos Loayza

Born in 1959 in Bolivia. Studied under Jean-Claude Carrière at the International School of Cinema and Video San Antonio, Cuba. Best known for “A Matter of Fate” (1995). His features have screened at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, such as Rotterdam, Berlin or Palm Springs.

2018 Averno
2016 Planeta Bolivia (TV Mini-Series, doc.)
2012 The Sleeping Beauties
2009 What Guilt does the Tomato Have (doc.)
2007 State of Things (doc.)
2003 Sacred Heart of Jesus
1998 Written in Water
1995 Matter of Fate